Unlocking the Power of RDA: A Joint Workshop with NARDAC and PCC SCT RDA Training Task Group

Friday, June 23, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

** Participants should bring a laptop to participate in this pre-conference**


Adam Baron, Standing Committee on Training (SCT) RDA Training Task Group Chair and Head of Metadata Services, University of California, Berkeley; Berkeley, CA
May Chan, Pan-Canadian RDA Trainer and Head of Metadata Services, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Thomas Brenndorfer, Former North American RDA Committee (NARDAC) Rep to the RDA Steering Committee and Chair, Canadian Committee on Cataloguing, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Robert L. Maxwell, Author of Maxwell’s Handbook for RDA and Senior Librarian, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Melanie Polutta, LC-PCC Policy Statements Project Leader and Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Policy, Training, and Cooperative Programs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC


The workshop will give a preview of Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Resource Description and Access (RDA) Training Phase I work and introduce some new and challenging terms/concepts in the official RDA with examples. The workshop will also identify some actual cataloging changes relating to the new RDA, and list differences of the practice via RDA Toolkit and relevant documentation, including LC-PCC policy statements and Metadata Guidance Documentation (MGD). Examples, hands-on exercises, interactive Q&A will be provided in the workshop to help catalogers prepare for cataloging via the official RDA.

Topics below will be covered:

  • Preview of PCC RDA Training Phase 1 work
  • Some challenging new terms/concepts in the official RDA
  • Some important content changes in the official RDA Toolkit and relevant documentation vs. the original RDA Toolkit and relevant documentation
  • Hands-on session may include specific examples of different types of materials
  • Q&A and sharing useful guidance/tools/tips


Core Member: $219.00 early | $219.00 advance | $269.00 onsite
ALA Member: $269.00 early | $269.00 advance | $319.00 onsite
Non-member: $319.00 early | $319.00 advance | $369.00 onsite
Other Member: $269.00 early | $269.00 advance | $319.00 onsite